The state government has permitted Ganesh mandals to play loudspeakers till midnight on the last five days of the 10-day festival.

Culex quinquefasciatus is one of the principal vectors of West Nile virus (WNV). The mosquito also acts as a bridge vector as it feeds on both birds and humans. In the background of the recent reports of WNV activity in Kerala and Assam with fatalities, a study was initiated to determine the growth kinetics and transmission mechanisms of three strains of WNV in two populations of Cx. quinquefasciatus.

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Demand for water tankers was up in four districts of Pune revenue division due to scanty rains.

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will take a call on water cuts and conservation methods in the next couple of days.

178 villages in the district have achieved 100% open defecation free status; Sindhudurg tops the list.

PUNE: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has persistently ignored reports on biodiversity concerns and risk assessment studies along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway prepared by e

PUNE: Deforestation and destruction of important flora that binds the soil on slopes have damaged the hill slopes along the Pune-Mumbai expressway, says environmentalists and scientists.

The Kerala model will have to be adapted for Maharashtra where rocks and soil are different.

Old, rusted or leaking water distribution pipelines lead to contamination of drinking water, putting health at risk, and municipal corporations must immediately address this problem, say researcher

The SEAC committee visited the site on July 26 last year and June 19 this year.